The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established by the United Nations to gather the scientific evidence on global warming for world leaders. Immediately, it was attacked by free market think tanks funded by oil. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Al Gore is captured in the new film An Inconvenient Sequel looking distressed at the election of Trump in 2016. Here, one of the film's directors tells BRENDAN MONTAGUE how Gore made it clear that he fears Trump is a danger to our planet.
Film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk spent months with Al Gore observing his climate advocacy behind the scenes and at close hand. BRENDAN MONTAGUE asks about Gore, Trump, the impact of watching the melting glaciers and meeting many of the millions of activists worldwide determined to make a difference.
More than one third of the world’s population, if the organisers’ hopes are realized, will tune in on Saturday to the Live Earth concerts – ten concerts – or nine if the Brazilian judge’s ban on the Rio event holds up -- on all seven continents, are aimed at raising awareness of climate change and persuading young music fans around the world to sign up to a climate pledge.